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by bill, the managing editor or the dorchester reporter. we took a walk through the neighborhood this afternoon including the street where martin richard lived. we have some video of some of what we saw today. >> bill, we're here in the square where you know as t station here in boston. 25 hours ago, that clock stopped. tell us about that. >> well, the clock stopped because people from this neighborhood came down here and stopped this clock. it stopped because people either wanted to show what that event did to this neighborhood. >> that's the time of the explosions yesterday. >> 2:50. it was done as a gesture. the richard family helped make this square area what it is. bill and his wife denise, denise was severely injured, their son, martin, lost his life and their little daughter. this was a gesture by the people of this neighborhood to say our lives have stopped. as of 2:50 yesterday. >> they live right around the corner from where we are standing now. this will be their neighborhood for getting something to eat. everyone around here knows these people. it's always been that k
chris jansing, host of "jansing & co." she went this afternoon to talk to people in dorchester, the hometown of the youngest victim of the blast. chris, thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you, rev. >> tell us, what was the mood in dorchester today? >> reporter: well, i should first say that this is a very strong community and you can't help when you get there to notice that. i spent a lot of time at the community center, spent a lot of time at a local play ground. the kids are out of school. it's spring break. a lot of moms were there with their children spending time together and they talk about how important it is for them to be together at this time. i would also say that the shock of what happened here a few days ago is wearing off and giving way in many cases just to deep sorrow, to heartbreak and the reality is setting in. several of the mothers told me that their children have been wicki waking up in the middle of the night, where is marty? why can't he play baseball with us? it's a community that has a lot to face forward. >> how have the mothers handled trying to
a federal source there has been a confirmed explosion in dorchester. that is of course a couple of miles from the location of the boston marathon at the jfk library in dorchester. at 4:00 p.m. eastern they found a suspicious package and then the blast occurred at 4:13 p.m. that from federal sources but it now appeared to be confirmed there is yet another explosion at jfk library in dorchester. no more details on that but clearly, sandra just made an excellent point. when you close at the lows of the session, at the end of the day when something like this happens close to the end of the day, the fear will either be digested and calmed, or by overnight, the asian markets may experience mayhem and a little bit of chaos as well. we'll see follow-through once again tomorrow. adam: just to reiterate what on the ground from the fbi and people in boston, the two explosions, one at 2:50, 10 seconds later and two unexploded devices found. this report out of dorchester this is being attributed to federal sources but not gotten with would be third party verifications of yet. this is information stil
family of dorchester. to denise and the young daughter, jane. as they fight to recover. and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for. with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy. forever smiling for his beloved bruins. and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. >> today i visited with the school where those words were written. no more hurting people. peace. the neighborhood house charter school is in the neighborhood where i grew up, dorchester. and it is the richard family school. i saw martin richard's desk in the third grade classroom that he'll never return to. i saw his little sister jane's desk in her first grade classroom that she will surely return to when she recovers from the loss of a leg. and i saw the school library that would have closed down, were it not for the personal efforts of martin and jane's mother, denise, who
. a candlelight vigil in the tight knit neighborhood of dorchester for one of their own. a beautiful gap-toothed 8-year-old boy named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> support and love to help us through. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong and they came out for martin and for his family. who are suffering so much. here, a family facebook photo, his mother denise, recovering now from severe head injuries. his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg. his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. terrible, awful. especially with the mother and the toddler. awful. >> reporter: neighbors dropped off flowers at the martin home. the clock in the center of town was stopped at the moment he was killed. at a park where he used to play, children scrawled "pray for martin." >> when they announced it, i was like, is it this martin? then when i saw the last name i was like yeah. i thought it was very sad. >> reporter
about him? >> reporter: we do. he's a young boy from dorchester, massachusetts. his name is martin richards. "the boston globe" is reporting that late last night community members gathered at a local restaurant there in dorchester to remember him. his mother and his sister were severely injured. that is what the paper is reporting. they're saying the father's name is bill, that he is a community leader there, that the entire community has come to rally around them to support them. i want to read you a quote, john, from the paper. this comes from one of the other leaders in the community talking about the boy and that family, the richard family saying, quote, they are beloved by this family. it is surreal. it is tragic. and it is tragic beyond words. john? >> you know, it certainly is, poppy harlow. dorchester is a close knit community. poppy harlow at brigham & women's hospital. we'll talk to you in a bit. >>> as we mentioned, the fbi is in charge of this investigation right now, and the agency has its marching orders. president obama promising the nation we will get to the bottom
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be released. >> another individual in dorchester, massachusetts. people are holding banners asking for peace. >> they see the candles and the american flag and it was peaceful but it was also a reminder of how united we are as a neighborhood. >> all around the country not just runners but americans standing united with boston. runners going for a jog to honor the victims. >> we will also learn much more about the three victims. we have a closer look at each person there who lost lives and how their family and friends are remembering them. good morning, molly. >> good morning patti ann and heather. a difficult day for the city of boston. the loss of the three lives all of them had a connection here a 8-year-old boy his name martin richard. he was at the finish line with his mom, dad and his little sister when the bomb blasted. his life was taken his mother and sister remain very bravely injured and the dorchester neighborhood where he lived is completely stunned. they are remembering this little boy feeling a tremendous amount for this family in the face of this senseless tragedy. >> i can't
coverage continues now with adriana diaz, in the boy's home of dorchester, massachusetts, where that community is in mourning. >> reporter: flowers and a candle rest on the richard family's front porch in dorchester, massachusetts. martin richard was just 8 years old, when a bomb on a boston street ended his short life. he was standing with his family near the finish line of the boston marathon, when the explosions went off. the boy's mother and little sister were badly hurt. in a statement, martin's father, bill richards said, my dear son martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we think our family and friends, those we know, and those we never met, for their thoughts and prayers. >> they're all-american family. >> jane sherman is a neighbor. >> they used to play outside all the time. the kids were outside all the time, having a good time. and it's just a horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: this entire community here in dorchester is in shock. now, martin's friends have to cope with the fact th
. >> this poignant message for all of us, this photo was taken outside the dorchester home of 8-year-old martin richard who as we know died yesterday while watching the marathon with his family. his mother and sister still seriously injured. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. ow the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. >>> this is a here we now our neighbors and we grieve for them. we grieve for the little boy who we knew from dorchester. bad day for boston, but i think if we pull together, we'll get through it. >> boston's mayor, thom
lived in a town, an area of boston called dorchester, a hard working neighborhood that so many people here can relate to. the woman was from an area called medford, another very boston place and a graduate student here like so many others here, the third victim. here at the hospital, we learned today that several of the patients who are in the most critical condition woke up from medically induced comas today for the first time. maybe four or five of them and were able to speak to doctors about what they had been going through. the doctors with were saying they were trying to keep all this business, but it was an indication of how series some patients still are here. the number of critically injured patients rose from 17 to about 22 or 24 and the doctors we were talking to were saying it is going to be several days before they can determine whether these patients will leave intensive care, so the road to stability is bumpy and unsure. we have been trying to talk to some of the families, trying to see loved ones and trying to spend time with loved ones and the hospital staff said it's
and relatives dropped off flowers in the family's house in the dorchester area of boston. martin's picture celebrating his first communion, another with the sign that reads no more hurting people, now emblazoned in the minds of millions. one of the first responders, dr. kim mills tried to revive him. >> what she told me is she handed it off to the emts. she pronounced him and said he's dead. somebody said we need to start cpr. >> reporter: now he says his wife is grappling with the reality of seeing these pictures of martin. >> you could see she got quiet, the emotion coming back. >> reporter: the second fatality is krystle campbell, a 29-year-old from medford, massachusetts, a suburb to the north of boston. krystle was standing along boylston street. >> what kind of daughter was she? >> she was the best. couldn't ask for better. >> reporter: krystle would have turned 30 on may 3rd. the third victim is a chinese national and a graduate of boston university. the injury continue to recover and tell their stories. anderson cooper spoke exclusively with ron broussard. >> were you knocked to th
of dorchester. his mother and sister also hurt. there were 144 total people hurt, 17 in critical condition this morning, 5 in serious condition. the fbi is now taking the lead in this investigation. there is no motive, no one is in custody, they say. but authorities are said to be pursuing several active leads. overnight they executed a search warrant at an apartment in raveer, massachusetts. the first explosion happened at 2:50 p.m., four hours and nine minutes into the race. the second explosion came 15 seconds later. this is what it looked like. this is what it sounded like. you can see it right there. people on the scene witnessing the carnage. they simply cannot believe their eyes. >> they were banged up, bad. severe lacerations, amputees, a lot of shrapnel. pretty big explosion. there was a lot of blood everywhere. >> so this morning the crime scene normally a very, very busy part of the city. it is shut down for the investigation. it's about a mile long stretch of boylston street which includes copley place and part of the brew dentiprudential cene library. the national guard is pat
this hour. i want to go next to gary tuchman at a vigil wrapping up in the dorchester neighborhood. gary, tell us about what you've seen. >> the candle light vigil has come to an end, but people don't want to leave just yet. a sense of community and togetherness that's taken place here. and this was an amazing gathering because there were probably about 1,100 or 1,200 people here, this was all word of mouth. people came with their candles and honored the three people who have died so far in this catastrophe. and also, pledged togetherness to the people who have suffered so much. whose loved ones are in the hospital and people who are suffering. we are only about a five-minute drive away from the home of martin richard, the 8-year-old victim, the youngest victim of the terrible bombing yesterday. and that's why it was set up here. but they were here to remember and honor everyone on this very difficult day. people right now just don't want to leave even though it's been over for the last 15 minutes. anderson? >> yeah. and we're going to have more about martin richard, 8 years old, one of
. eight years old, a bright, energetic young boy from dorchester. gary tucker has more on the little boy whose life end wade too soon. >> this is how martin richard will be remembered. the beaming eight-year-old boy holding a sign in a picture taken last year when he participated in a walk to promote peace in inner city boston. the sign declaring, no more hurting people, and the word peace. this is also how he'll be remembered. as a brother and son. martin was attending the marathon with his entire family on monday, the finish line in boston's back bay. his father bill and brother henry on the lower left were not hurt, but his sister denise and his mother jane were seriously injured. his sister, who was a dancer, lost a leg and may lose part of another leg. his father releasing a statement says, my dear son martin has died from the injury sustained in the attack in boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. i ask that you continue to pray for my family
correspondent and boston native john king joins me from nearby dorchester. what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: 25 hours later, still many, many more questions than answers as we talk to several officials. >> can't hear, john. so we're having technical issues with john king. we'll get back to him in a moment as soon as we can get that line fixed. i want to now bring in cnn national security analyst fran townsend. she has some new developments on the possible construction of this bomb. fran, what have you learned? >> jake, federal law enforcement officials confirmed to cnn, now, that this was -- these were, in fact, pressure cooker explosive devices. it was explained to me that these pressure cooker devices necessarily include a circuit board, a timer, but they would not confirm that they had found pieces of those component pieces of the bombs, the circuit board or the timer. this is sort of unfortunate in a way. you remember we've been talking about the actual construction would help them understand who was likely behind the explosion -- the explosive devices.
. and the young boy killed is from dorchester, which as you know is a typical middle class, working class, hard-working neighborhood here in boston. that death is going to echo throughout the entire community. it's going to tear at everyone's heartstrings, because it is the family seems, we don't know a lot about them. knowing the neighborhood they're from, it could be so many other people from this great city. the family was probably like so many other who is went down, patriots day, the kids have the day off they're there to see the boston marathon. maybe they took in the red sox game at 11:00 in the morning before that. just so quintessential boston. and so heartbreaking and there are two other young children who are still in critical condition. a 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy at children's hospital here in boston. both of them have severe leggies are, amputations, perhaps, we're not sure. there are a total of 17 people in critical condition. the eight year we ask the doctors, what's the prognosis, and they said, probably okay, they didn't say they were out of the woods or anything l
active in the community, boston's dorchester neighborhood. >> they're an all american family. three kids, mother, father, used to play outside of the r.all of the time. the kids outside, having a good time. this is just a tragedy. >> someone etched the word peace in chalk on the sidewalk. bill richards thanking family and friends and strangers and asked people to pray for his family. >> right after the blast jammed phone lines prevented people at that site from reaching relatives. >> one man badly injured did get a hold of his mom. she told the story today on good morning america. >> my son called me at 3:00 on my cell phone saying i'm hurt bad and he couldn't save his brother or girlfriend. and he was rushed to the hospital. and we couldn't find my other son for a long time, after. >> paul norton both survived but each lost a leg below the knee. paul's girlfriend suffered burns and all three standing next to martin richards, the 8-year-old boy killed in the attack. >> "sports illustrated" featuring the other side of the attack the quick response and finish by marathonner bill ifred. des
-knit neighborhood of dorchester for one of their own, a beautiful gap-toothed 8-year-old boy named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> we're here for support and love. that's what we do. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong, and they came out for martin and for his family who are suffering so much. here a family facebook photo, his mother denise recovering now from severe head injuries, his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg, his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. it's terrible, it's awful, especially for the mother and the daughter. it's awful. >> reporter: neighbors dropped off flowers at the martin home. the clock in the center of town was stopped at the moment he was killed, and at a park where he used to play, children scrawled "pray for martin." >> when they announced it, i was like is it this martin, and then when i saw the last name i was like, yeah, and i thought it was very sad. >> re
-year-old martin richard of dorchester, massachusetts. and late today another of those killed was identified. 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford. we've also learned more about the two bombs planted near the finish line. they were filled with nails and ball bearings designed to maim as many people as possible at an event that drew runners and spectators from all over the world. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> pelley: terrorism on patriots' day. a massachusetts holiday that celebrates the opening shots of the american revolution known to many in boston each year as marathon day. and we have just received word that the third person killed was a graduate student at boston university, the president of the university posted an announcement a short time ago, but he did not identify the student. there were reports yesterday that one or more unexploded bombs were disarmed. but it turns out there were only two bombs. both of them exploded. homeland security correspondent bob orr is in w
of dorchester massachusetts. on tuesday, another victim identified. 29-year-old criskris kris krystle campbell. >> i can't believe this is happening. >> reporter: the third person identified is a boston university graduate student. as for the man police are questioning in the hospital. he was a spectator, he was injured, but not a person of interest. charlie and norah. >> we have john miller, formerueller, former fbi director. >> they are looking at a lot of photographs. a couple of them they have seen they have high interest in. these are photographs that are immediately before the bombings or minutes before the bombings where they see an individual with packages who they think is a possible match for the bomber. with more than one photograph with more than one individual. they are trying to go through digital evidence will we find a picture of our guy. >> this particular photograph people are making note of this morning. it looks like if you look in that area there, it looks like a package in front of the speck spectators. most of the spectators had a blast from the back o
a number of his customers had qualified to run in the boston marathon. >>> in dorchester massachusetts, mourners are attending a candlelight vigil for the victims of yesterday's marathon bombings. this is one of several vigils expected to happen in the next several days. president obama is also expected to attend a memorial at the cathedral of the holy heart on tuesday. >>> he is not aware of any threats here but he is asking the public to be vigilant and for people to be aware of their surroundings. we are told security officials at the state capital are also on heightened alert because of the bombings. >>> those two bombings in boston have become a wake up call for first responders here in the bay area. paul chambers live with what first responders are preparing for. >> reporter: city officials in oakland and all across the country have worked to allow for first responders to communicate in case of a disaster. bay area officials say they are prepared, thanks in part to the urban area security official. >> the uasi has provided training for us to be able to do the kinds of things you
, martin richard. last night in his hometown of dorchester, thousands of people turned out to hold a vigil to remember his family and to keep them in their prayers. that family is dealing with a realtorible tragedy right now because not only did the young boy die in this attack, but his mother is still in the hospital with a brain injury. his sister lost her leg. so obviously a very difficult time for that family. on the boston common last night, another large gathering, candlelight vigil, people who organized it said they just wanted to do something. they felt like they had to do something to show their support. as we continue on, this investigation will certainly progress, and we'll be watching it every step of the way. richard? >> nbc's chris pollone live there in boston. >>> much of the country is in a state of heightened alert following the terror bombings. and for good reason. mail to senate offices in the nation's capitol has been spended after the discovery after a letter containing a deadly poison. three preliminary tests indicate the letter addressed to mississippi republican sen
that we all share. our prayers are with the richard family of door chester -- dorchester. to denise and their young daughter jane as they fight to recover, and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for. with his family eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy, forever smiling for his beloved bruins and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue posterboard. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. our prayers are with the injured, so many wounded -- some gravely -- from their beds some are surely watching us gather here today, and if you are, know this: as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you, your commonwealth is with you, your country is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt. you will run again. [applause] you will run again. [applause] because that's what the people of boston are made of. your resolve is
: you are looking now at a3 vigil under way. the dorchester neighborhood of boston. the home of the 8-year-old young boy, to richard, who was killed while he was at the finish line waiting and watching for his father finishing the race. the second victim, crystal campbell has been identified by authorities. authorities now say that the third victim killed in those boston marathon bombings is a graduate student at boston university. no name has been released pending notification of next of kin. there are a lot of unknowns, of course, about this bombing, this terrorist act. less than 24 hours after those two bombs exploded, three current and former congressman embarrassed themselves in a display of petty partisan politics. we want to introduce them to you here tonight. one of them is house minority whip. during his weekly pen and pad briefing, he argued that the boston marathon terrorist act is proof that the sequestered cuts should be ended. obviously unaware that the pentagon has furloughed exactly zero civilian workers. absolutely zero. and defense officials may drop the furloughs en
campaign in the past. >> from dorchester. >> from dorchester. i had a chance to visit with them just three of us quietly if the hospital today. and for them, and all the victims, my heart just goes out. >> good luck, governor. thanks so much for sharing a few moments with us. we'll stay obviously in close touch. >> thank you. >> boston, massachusetts, will be resilient. >> we absolutely will. we'll stand tall. we're going to have a great marathon next year. and we're going to heal between now and then. >> and you're encouraged by the latest developments in the investigation? >> i am. >> that eventually sooner rather than later, we will find a killer or killers? >> eventually. i hope it's sooner rather than later. like i said, i'm going to -- when i was traveling with my grandparents as a kid, and, you know, i'd say, are we there yet? are we there yet? my grandmother would say, we'll be there when we get there. you know, in the context of this investigation, we'll be there when we get there. >> we used to say that as soon as we were pulling out of the driveway. >> nice to see you, wolf. >>
neighborhood yesterday, which is very close around the corner from where i grew up. >> in dorchester? >> yeah. and it is -- as you know, the mood out there is quite grim and down. what can you tell us about denise, the mother's injuries? and her daughter has lost a leg, we know that. >> that's right. her daughter was in surgery today. i visited with both mom and dad. mom was out of surgery from yesterday and doing well. obviously tired, both -- >> was she able to speak? >> yes. >> she has a head injury, doesn't she? >> i don't want to get into the details of her injury. we did talk and she was -- you know, she's feeling all those layers of emotion, both a sense of loss and the importance of rallying for henry and jane and for bill and for herself. >> do they have a sense of how the country, not just boston, feels about their loss in particular? >> that's a really interesting question. >> there's a feeling that goes to the youngest victims in these cases. >> i think they have a very, very clear sense of how martin in particular but the family generally has become a symbol for what has happened
're reminded of the humanity that we all share. our prayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise and young daughter jane as they fight to recover. and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for with his family eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy forever smiling for his beloved bruins and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. our prayers are with the injured. so many wounded, some gravely. from their beds some are surely watching us gather here today. and if you are know this, as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. that i have no doubt you will run again. [ applause ] you will run again. because that's what the people of boston are made of. your resolve is the greatest
from boston's dorchester neighborhood, home to the little boy who died in the blast. i understand the boy's father is something of a community leader, do we know much about that and how he's coping with all of this? >> reporter: well, it's unimaginable how a man copes with this who loses his son, whose wife and whose daughter are in the hospital seriously hurt, and he's home with his other son. i don't know how you cope. also when we cover these stories emotionally very difficult to cover from oklahoma city to 9/ 11, it never gets easier. when we deal with death of children, it's very difficult. that's what we're facing here today. the house behind me, the gray house, that's where 8-year-old martin richard lived. help was a proud son when he went with his mother, brother, sister to see their father run in the boston marathon. a wonderful day. i remember doing that myself rollerblading in a marathon and my 8-year-old daughter years ago met me there and she was proud and i was proud and it's a wonderful day for everybody. now a situation where this father hasn't talked publicly, but
on the richards' family's front porch in dorchester, massachusetts. martin richards was just 8 years old, when a bomb on the street ended his short life. he was standing with his family near the finish line when the explosions went off. the boy's mother and sister were badly hurt. in a statement, martin's father, bill richards said, my dear son martin has died from the injuries sustained on the attacks on boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never president for their thoughts and prayers. >> they're your all-american family. >> this a neighbor. >> they used to play outside all the time. kids were outside all the time, having a good time. and it's just a horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: this entire community here in dorchester is in shock. and now martin's friends have to cope with the fact that their classmate is not coming home. >> reporter: andres went to school with martin. they say they'll miss his sense of humor. >> he used to try to make a sad moment into a funny moment. and he used to wor
in dorchester, candles burn, and the word "peace" scrawled on the sidewalk outside the house. martin's relatives grieving online. cousin tweeting "i love you martin, you'll be in my mind forever and ever." his aunt, martin, you're the sweetest, funniest boy, i'm going to miss you so much but now you're an angel. martin's mother is out of surgery. his little sister, in the first grade, is still in the hospital. we can only assume his dad, bill, is okay physically. but we know he's much loved and active in the community. the dorchester reporter says richard's family is, quote, deeply involved in all facets of life in door chester from from little league, to the church st. ann's parish in neponset. >> that little boy's face, his smile, that picture of him in his communion suit, tough see what was lost. a situation that certainly would have been worse. that's perspective tough to take when we've had loss. we know, sanjay, people still in there. we know it is not over yet. words like serious, critical. what do they mean? what is up in the air? >> reporter: well, you know, in the hospital behind me, o
, from dorchester, massachusetts. >> reporter: flowers and a candle rest on the richards' family front porch in massachusetts. martin richards was just 8 years old, when a bomb on a boston street ended his short life. he was standing near the finish line when the boston marathon explosions went off. the boy's mother and little sister were badly hurt. in a statement, martin's father, bill richards says, my dear son martin has died from the injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. >> they're your all-american family. >> jane sherman say neighbor. >> they used to play outside all the time, the kids had a good time. and it's just a horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: this entire community here in dorchester is in shock. and now, martin's friends have to cope with the fact that their classmate is not coming home. >> reporter: andres and alejandro went to school with martin. they say they'll miss his sense of humor. >> he
the knee down, the globe reports. she told the paper, i feel sick. one family from the dorchester neighborhood of boston maybe bearing the worst of what happened nearly 24 hours ago. they gathered to celebrate their father to finish the rain and they suffered the loss of their child, 8-year-old richard martin, seen here in a facebook photograph, one of the three people that we know have died. the boston globe tells richard's story, quote, one of the dead was an -year-old boy from dorchester who had gone out to hug his dad after he crossed the finish line. the dad walked on, the boy went back to the sidewalk to join his mom and his little sister and then the bomb went off. that little sister also injured and the mother as well. that's what richard's family is dealing with. obviously that devastating loss. gary tuchman now is live in dorchester with their story. gary? >> reporter: hi, anderson. this house behind me, this gray house, is where the richard family lives. very happy family, very popular, the neighbors speak very highly of them. yesterday, bill richard, the husband of the
was remembered last night in his dorchester neighborhood, with a candlelight vigil. the vigil was at a park where he often played. abc's linsey davis has a look at his life cut short. >> reporter: the big brown smiling eyes of martin richard makes the sorrow of what happened monday afternoon all the more palpable. the 8-year-old was known as a little league star. >> he was the fastest kid, maybe the tallest kid on his team. just a marvel to watch on the field. but he was just -- a delightful young boy. >> reporter: friends say the family went to the boston marathon every year. but one of those twin explosions ended martin's short life sending his mother to the hospital with a serious head injury. his younger sister lost a leg. neighbors in this close knit community are now grieving along with martin's father. >> i was outside with my dog, i saw him get out of the car. he was dressed in hospital scrubs. i said, oh, my god, bill, are you okay? he didn't even answer me. >> reporter: an outpouring of support and prayers for the family on this facebook page. in a statement released bill richard said w
a neighborhood, dorchester, just a few miles from here. his name, martin richard. he is an innocent loss today. but the marathon is such a high-profile event. so many cameras on the scene we were able to reconstruct it all moment by terrifying moment. the attack appears timed for maxim packet. just before 2:50 p.m., this is the viewpoint seen by many as the 26,000 marathon runners were approaching the finish line. the first of the two explosions rocks the sidewalk along the course. white smoke blasting through the air blowing metal barricades into the street, spewing shrapnel into crowds gathered to finish. >> we are going to need more ambulances here. we need some more ambulances. >> the moment captured from multiple angle just as the race clock approaches the 4:10 mark. marathon runner bill iffrig is knocked to the ground. 12 seconds later as many flee the scene -- >> something just blew up. >> -- a second explosion goes off 130 yards from the first, less tan a block away. >> oh, god, get out of the stands. >> it was very loud. the ground shook. you could just feel it going down through you.
. >> so here is what we know, three dead including an 8-year-old boy from nearby d dorchester. more than 145 injured, 15 of them critically. federal investigators are saying that no one has yet claimed responsibility for these bombings. again, we are here in the center of boston just near the explosion point some three blocks to our left, the main injuries so many for loss of limbs. it was patriots day. of course, children here in the city. and so many of the college students being reminded of the origins and the beginning of the american revolution. it is a regional holiday and certainly a day for all bostonians to celebrate what makes them singular and what has turned yesterday so deadly. >> always to be remembered in a different way. we have brand-new video coming in overnight we want to show that captures those moments between the two explosions exactly 12 seconds apart. watch and listen. this is what it felt like if you were caught between the two bombs. [ explosion ] >> holy [ muted ]. >> what was that? >> oh, my god. [ screaming ] [ explosion ] >> you can see everything shake righ
injury. on tuesday, friends and relatives dropped off flowers in the family's house in the dorchester section of boston. martin's unforgettable smile is the face of monday's senseless attack. his picture, celebrating his first communion, and another say thaw says no more hurting people, no elm blazonned in the hearts of millions. the horror his wife ran toward after the blast. >> she told me, she handed it off to the emts, said he's dead and somebody said we need to start cpr and she said i don't think it's going to help. >> now he says his wife is grappling with the reality of seeing these pictures of martin. >> you can see she got quiet and tears welling up and the emotion coming back from yesterday. >> reporter: second fatality, krystle campbell, from a suburb north of boston, 29 years old. she was on boylston street when the explosions went off. >> what type of daughter was she, ma'am? >> she was the past best. i couldn't ask for a better daughter. >> krystle would have turned 30 on may 3rd. the third victim, a chinese national and graduate student at boston university, studying s
take more than one those devices in place especially the explosion at the jfk library in dorchester. and now they have to determine based on the residue at these crime scenes whether they are in fact related, made by the same bomb maker and whether they are able to determine the origin of the explosives. and that will be a critical piece in determining whether this was a domestic act of terror, if you will, or whether it was international. >> katherine, we will let you work your sources. i want to give people information as we have it in boston. authorities have asked everyone in boston to go home if you can and stay home if you will, please. we now have reports of police, fbi and others setting up there. we now know that part of the medical center has been evacuated. not patients, but people with family members there or nonessential personnel to leave. we know some of the bridges are closed in and around boston. we know authorities are on the hunt for some person or persons who set bombs aside the route of the boston marathon and killed people. on the line with us is the former whi
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